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, or who you love. it is our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many, and not just the few, that it encourages free enterprise, rewards individual initiative, and opens the doors of opportunity to every child across this great nation. [applause] the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect those of us in this chamber to agree on every issue. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before party. [applause] they do expect us to forge reasonable compromise where we can. for they know that america moves forward only when we do so together, and that the responsibility of improving this union remains the task of us all. our work must begin by making some basic decisions about our budget -- decisions that will have a huge impact on the strength of our recovery. over the last few years, both parties have worked together to reduce the deficit by more than $2.5 trillion -- mostly through spending cuts, but also by raising tax rates on the wealthiest 1 percent of americans. as a result, we are more than halfway
an aggressive state of the union address. it's been widely leaked. he will call for robust government involvement in the economy. more spending on education, infrastructure and green energy. pay for it with more taxes on the private sector and on the rich. the president says the government can rebuild the middle class. on capitol hill there will be numerous standing ovations, but 80% thinks that the opportunity for the next generation is disappearing. more than half think the economy will never fully recover and just as the president demands more spending, he reports waste and fraud in the program is put in place. there you have it. the great divide. that's perhaps the true state of the union. stay right there, "varney & company" is about to begin with dr. ben carson. >> all right. everybody, the headline of this morning is dr. ben carson, the man who lectured president obama at the national prayer breakfast last week. he joins us right now. dr. carson, you've taken a leadership role whether you like it or not. what is your next move? are you going to stand for elective office? >> i
. the department of justice is working to create incentives and provide assistance to state governments, prime contribute is too deep background check system, to ensure that they put all relevant health records into the system. even if we find a way to get every record in, our effort to prevent criminals from getting guns is hampered by current holds in the background check the system writ of violent criminals often seek out sellers, whether at gun shows, the internet, with the yellow pages, who are not licensed dealers and not required to run the background check. extending the background check requirement to all commercial transactions, absent limited exceptions, is our best opportunity to keep firearms out of injures hands and keep our children and communities -- out of dangerous hands and keep our children and communities say. we worked closely with state prosecutors, local law enforcement officials, to determine if a particular gun case or gun offender should be charged in federal or state court. when cases come to us, we use federal firearms statutes to prosecute prohibited persons who p
because the government itself is a consistent obstacle. the national federation of independent businesses recently released figures from december indicating the mood of businesses is at a recession level. 70% of business owners that were surveyed identified the current environment as a bad time to expand and political uncertainty topped the list for the reasons not to attempt economic growth. lee, a resident of muskogee, oklahoma, and president of acme corporation, said a lot of small businesses had to go in debt to stay afloat. he said now they can't make the money they need to to pay down debts due in large part the environment the government has created. i joined a small group of members in congress. i have faced unprecedented difficulties ensuring my business succeeded. i step on the floor of the united states house of representatives with a firsthand understanding how high the hurdles are for a business to succeed and just simply jump over. last month when president obama was sworn into his second term, i was reminded of something he said four years ago in his first inauguration. the
, who now stand accused of murdering his supermodel government. that evidence includes steroids, alcohol, and a bloody cricket bat. prosecutors say the south frequently sprinter shot his girlfriend, riva, four times last week on valentine. the double amputee leapt in court. now new clues. a source says police found steroids in the printer's homes, steroids and signs of heavy drinking, and another newspaper reports a blood-soaked cricket bat is the critical piece of evidence. their girlfriend's skull was also crashed. cricket bats are heavier than and wider than baseball bats. let's get the coverage on this now. an attorney is here to talk about it. first, let's get to jonathan hunt. jonathan, police made it very clear fromle almost the get-go they're very confident in this game. >> they never bought the self-defense their rhythm have shot it down at every turn. they're looking at the cricket back which was covered in blood. questions, though, was it the blood of riva steep -- steenkamp or the blood of oscar pistorius. did she use it to defend herself or did he use it to attack her, and t
levels of chinese national government investment in production, by 2020 under the direct control of the chinese government will be under the control of nearly a million barrels of production every day. sandra: rick, i want you to get in and respond to this. >> i think those are exceptions, but based on what he said, let's take down a list. oil is going to go to houston, which will refine the level. some of it could be exported, most of it will be used here. it will take several years to build, five thousands and thousands of jobs positive for the economy, just in pennsylvania and north dakota alone. it is huge. obama has given us sort of a true balloon. he did say he was going to, if the oil pipeline is approved, he would give the olive branch to the environmentalist to get energy research and development dollars out of the texas. the oil and gas industry is the second-largest payer behind the federal income tax. sandra: all this being said, we heard from both sides of the argument, does the president approve this? >> the interesting thing to notice the president has never oppose
't expect government to solve every problem. they don't expect us to agree on every issue. but though expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromiseeyough expect us to p the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromiseugh expect us to put e nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromisegh expect us to put t nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromise expect us to put the nation's interests before party. >> president obama urging compromise as he lays out his vision, but will republicans buy it. >>> cruise from hell. more details on board that carnival cruise ship. can i slowly limping its way back to alabama. there is sewage in the hallways. sorry to be sharing those details at this hour of the morning. welcome to a special edition of "early start". >> lots to get to this morning as we hit 5:00 here in washington, d.c.. just a few hours ago really president obama who was challenging congress to act, it was his state of the union address that was a response to from senator mar
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to defend themselves from either government forces or other forces that endanger their lives. >> if the government attacked you, it would be the military. it would be with machine guns. you support that ban but you're not prepared for a ban on military style. >> a lot of people use this phrase military style when in reality it's nothing more than a semi automatic weapon used for deer hunting. >> i can buy a slide device over there which would allow me to fire up to 300 rounds a minute. what is your definition of an assault rife given i can legally buy that here and kill 300 people in one minute? >> first, i think that any texan has a right to be able to purchase one of those weapons. when it comes to talk about limiting our right, we need to have the right to defend ourselves when ever anyone tries to attack us. >> thank you very much. >> thank you. >> coming up, i'll talk to two people who believe concealed weapons and the nra save lives plus ted nugent. humans. even when we cross our t's and dot our i's, we still run into problems. namely, other humans. which is why at libe
any new firearms regulation at all, we will be inviting the government step-by-step to come ever closer to disarm the people. leaving only the police and military with firearms. with heller and mcdonald on the books, supreme court in its own words took certain policy choices off the table. thereby cleared the path a reasonable regulations to be enacted without fear that those policy choices would either open the door to unlimited government control, or be imperiled by exaggerated interpretation of the second amendment. as justice alito put in mcdonald, there's no longer any basis for such doomsday proclamations. justice scalia speaking for the court and heller said at the end of his opinion. under our interpretation, the constitution leaves open a variety of regulatory tools for combating the problem of gun violence in this country. the court was explicit in saying what some of those tools include. they include come anytime am quoting from the core, conditions and qualifications on the transfer of firearms to keep them out of dangerous hands, including felons and the mentally ill
and rocket scientist and also part of your government. jim, i want to start with you. we are getting conflicting numbers of the injured and they keep going up. what are you hearing now? >> yeah, they keep going up. the russian news agency saying more than 1,000 people injured in some way after this. to set the scene, just after breakfast time, people may have been taking their kids to school and you get that bright flash in the sky. and the shock wave. the explosion seems to have caused the explosion. the shock wave goes off shattering glass. breaking windows and some buildings collapse as well. the government says, schools, hospitals, offices all affected. it came from nowhere. people may have looked at the streak in the sky. might have looked what you see trailing from an airplane. airplane vapor. then the explosion. one woman thought it was a plane crash because of the noise and because of what they saw in the sky. so you have more and more people injured. slightly injured for most of the people. and no one has yet died as far as we know. but you can imagine the shock of seeing th
years to come. as we continue to make state government more efficient and more accessible to our citizens, i want to recognize our technology professionals throughout state government for what they do. from online motor vehicle registration renewals to our 511 system that provides immediate and accurate information about current road conditions, our goal is to provide more and better technology in the future. i am also very pleased to share with you our efforts to have state workers make wellness a part of their everyday lives. we offer an innovative wellness program and a health insurance package designed around wellness. in 2012, the state of nebraska wellness program became the first and only state program to earn the coveted c. everett koop national health award. to receive this prestigious award, you have to demonstrate health improvements and cost savings. this award reflects how hard state employees have worked to improve their health. after just three years, the state of nebraska has seen a $4.2 million reduction in claims, strong participation rates and high satisfaction
that will start generating more revenue for the government? i feel like it will just cause more problems for the economy and more spending to take care of more citizens. host: mary in mississippi, republican. caller: hi. i would just like to commend the 12-year-old boy that called. it's wonderful that he has an interest in politics and that he really is informed and trying to find out what is really going on in the country. i feel that is, as a republican, that is one of the problems with the democrats, they don't listen and they don't find out what is really going on. i think they voted because they thought it was cool to vote for obama. i would like to say to marco rubio that night when he's giving his rebuttal in spanish, that he encourages all the illegal aliens and even illegal aliens not to learn the english language. host: we saw a news story talking about how the senator plans to stop about other issues like education. are you looking forward to hear what else he has to say, as a republican? caller: yes, i am. i really think highly of him. i really liked him and what he stands fo
away from the threat of massive government spending cuts and congress guess what? they're taking next week off. they're also leaving the fate of defense nominee chuck hagel hanging in the balance. nancy cordes is on capitol hill not taking a vacation. nancy good morning. >> reporter: good morning. ironically the next defense secretary will have to deal with the steep cuts. the senate left last night, the house departs at 9:00 a.m. pacific without making any bipartisan effort to prevent them. the hallways of congress cleared out quickly last night. members in a rush to get home even as the sequester deadline approaches. >> how can we leave for recess when we're so close to a sequester and we're so close to what could possibly be a shut down of government. >> reporter: the sequester is a set of $1.2 trillion in spending cuts, spread out over ten years that will start to kick in march 1st. both sides say the cuts are arbitrary, damaging and bound to kill jobs. but instead of negotiating to replace the cuts they are blaming each other for the impasse impasse. >> it's tim
to laws, get to work. >> the american people don't expect government to solve every problem. but they do expect us to put the nation's interests before parties. >> reporter: the hour long speeched focused mainly on domestic and economic issues and on the need for a divided congress to compromise. he said, political brinksmanship, threats of government shutdown and unilateral spending cuts hurt the country. >> let's agree right here right now to keep the people's government open and pay our bills on time and always uphold the full faith and credit of the united states of america. >> reporter: the president drew strong applause when he announced that 34,000 troops would be home from afghanistan by this time next year half the u.s. force there. he also got a standing ovation when he talked about gun laws. the president said bills on background checks and large magazines are being discussed and that lawmakers owe it to victims of gun violence to bring them to the floor. >> they deserve a vote. gabby giffords deserves a vote. the families of ne
. it was in the framework of what the government can properly and effectively do to build a middle ground. i was particularly excited to hear him talk about things like refinancing mortgages. things that taxpayers can actually make money on, as he said, put $3000 on average to the average household budget, which will help the economy, raising minimum wage is very important. the emphasis on pre-k education. these are things that not only the government can do effectively and directly affect the economy and to help the middle class, but i was very impressed that he focused on the thing that the government could do best. which implies that the government can't do everything. he met john yarmouth, a democrat of kentucky. giving his quick reaction to the president's state of the union speech. we appreciate your time, sir. on the other side of the capitol, on the senate side, senator bob casey has just had reelection. this past year. a democrat of pennsylvania. sir, i would like to start with your green ribbon. pennsylvania is pretty much a pro-second amendment state, is not? >> it is. the ribbons
to the economy. his speech unveiled new government initiative aim at creating job jobs. he challenged deeply divided law make investigators find xro nice achieve the goal. president announced plans to withdraw more troops afghanistan. president addressed the nation on the state of the union for the first time since being reelected. we are in washington. >> the president of the united states. >> thank you. >>reporter: president obama touching on topic from education to strengthening the middle class. >> it's our unfinished task to make sure that this government works on behalf of the many. not just the few. >>reporter: the president gave of the address a noticeable presence of small ribbon. worn by the more than 40 invited guests. all victims or related to victims of gun violence. >> it has been two months since newtown. i know this is not the first time this country has debated out of reduced gun violence. but this time is different. >> president also announced that half of the troops now serving in afghanistan about 3 34,000 will be home by this time next year. but focus remained p
gun laws. government records for 2010 show 3 out of 5 gun deaths in the united states were suicides. that grim proportion has been roughly the same every year for the past decade. we'll have much more on this story coming up. dr. drew pinsky will join me live here in "the situation room" in the next hour. he recently spoke to mccready. we're going to talk about that conversation, what she said to him and much more. >>> tomorrow, the south african olympic athlete oscar pistorius will be in court. a memorial service will be held for his model girlfriend who he is accused of killing. cnn's robyn kurnow has more. >> reporter: a beautiful girl, a beach and a reality tv show. which showed contestant reeva's romantic side. >> you fall in love with being in love. >> reporter: she died just days before this aired. it will continue to run on south african television for the next nine weeks. meanwhile, her boyfriend, the double amputee and olympic athlete, oscar pistorius, spent the past few days in this jail, charged with her murder. the charge strongly denied by pistorius and his family. thi
is taking with him a flag. >> this is the government flag presented to the 372nd m p battalion from congresswoman holmes norton. >> and, of course, you can always count on congresswoman holmes norton to make sure the battalion gets its proper. >> they raise the state flag, but not the flag of d.c., and i tell them that will never happen any more. at the present time signed a bill to make sure everybody gets respect. >> reporter: the troops got ice cream and cake to go with their send-off hugs. they will be heading to gitmo on a support mission to help run the staff and to keep order. that doesn't mean they won't face danger. >> every mission has its own types of dangers, and this one is not exactly like afghanistan or iraq, but defendant its own dangers and its own challenges night. knew what i signed up for and i knew what i was getting myself into. >> reporter: after seven years in the guard this is her first deployment. >> i'm eager to go. >> reporter: leaving a one and a two-year-old at home. all these guys also have day jobs when they're not on guard duty, but it is what it is.
stormed a government office in northern pakistan. police say four militants stormed the compound and three detonated their suicide vests. investigators believe the men were disguised as policemen which allowed them access inside the compound. so far, no group has claimed responsibility for the deadly attack. >>> a university of maryland eastern shore student died from a stabbing on campus. maryland state police are looking for his killers. 2-year-old edmond sinclair was stabbed saturday night. police say he was a passenger in a car when three or four people were walking on the street and approached them. a fight broke out. sinclair was stabbed and died. his girlfriend, chelsea joseph tells news 4 by phone he and his brother borrowed her car to get something to eat. she saw him 15 minutes before the stabbing. he always had a smile. was never no complaints. he loved life to the fullest. he loved his family. >> friends tell news 4 sinclair was a popular d.j. on campus. he posted several videos on you-tube. he attended high point and laurel high schools in prince george's county. police have n
could possibly have shut down the government. >> it's spread out over 10 years that will start to kick in march 1st. both sides say the cuts are arbitrary, damaging and bound to kill jobs but instead of negotiating to replace cuts, that ire impacting them. >> we can -- if they're willing to pass a bill we'll find some way to work with them to address this problem. >> the sequester will hit the military hardest. $46 billion alone. about 8% of the budget. but they headed home without dispute. former republican senator chuck haig >> we need a secretaryf defense on the job. no one, no one knows, especially any united states senator, what foreign challenge will face this country perhaps in the next ten day days. >> reporter: republicans say they still have questions about his policies income and qualifications for the job so in a rare move they filibustered him for the job. >> this time we can and must do better. >> reporter: republicans say they probably will allow haig toll get confirmed when they come back from recess. democrats say if that's the case whierks no
of the government ethics offered divestment. my investment was very small in the sense that i took a loss when i sold the investment. >> now, lew was also asked about the hot button topic of the day, that is cyber security. he said he favors the president's proposal and he would look forward to legislation on cyber security. that is a hot topic today. we have seen a wide range in reaction from different business groups in town. some oppose, some in favor, some have a middle ground approach as they debate the issue of whether the government should get into private sector security consulting in effect by advising them on just what the cyber threats are to their networks. tyler? >> thank you eamon. eamon javers reporting. >>> let's talk about how vulnerable we are to cyber attacks. could t larry, what do you think? are these executive orders going to help in any meaningful way sni gather they are rather voluntary in some. >> they are not voluntary in the sense that government agencies are going to have a number of things that they have to do from the private sector side. they are largely voluntary
suicide bombers killed a compound in pakistan where government officials were meeting. it happened in peshawar close to the border near afghanistan. the latest reports say that the two bombers wearing suicide vests entered the compound. there was shooting and two large explosions. the building was a place where political officials and tribal officials were meeting. they were told to take shelter inside offices of the building. as of right now, no one claimed responsibility for the bombing. that is the latest. back to you guys. >>> now, to the developing stories surrounding the murder charges against oscar pistorius. his agent said he's canceled all future races for the time being so pistorius can focus on the charges against him had. despite the chges, many of the sponsors, nike and oakley are sticking with him until the legal process plays out. approximate is tore yus remains in custody at a police station accused of killing his girlfriend reeva steenkamp. he's getting support from fans around the world. >> i can tell you that we have had overwhelming support for oscar from a lot
and government agencies. authorities have not yet said whether tonight's tip turned out to be legitimate. tonight's grammy awards, come as a sad reminder... of the loss of a music mogul. dozens came together in newark, new jersey today... to pay tribute to whitney houston, one year after her death. the singer was memorialized at her hometown church... where family and friends celebrated her life and musical talents. houston's mother cissy spoke at the service. whitney houston drowned in a beverly hills hotel bathtub on february 11th of last year... just hours before she was expected to attend a pre-grammy gala. in her lifetime, houston won six grammy awards... and was nominated 26 times. [b10]whitney memorial-tag >> pete was just reminded me this time last week. ask exactly seven days ago it was still drizzling through the superdome ceiling. the fun from a week ago, coming >> more than 130 churches over baltimore were filled with red today. it did not have anything to do with upcoming valentine's day. ladies were wearing red for the ninth annual red just sunday. the event is to raise awareness am
around the other night, right? >> he did and his solution is essentially spend more government money. he unveiled a long list of new spending programs. he called them investments but they are really spending government money, spend that money and that's the way he thinks we'll get this economy back into gear and to start growing again. but his solution basically, spend more bought money. martha: all right. stuart, thank you very much for that this morning. let's get a look at some other things that are impacting our economy this morning. go over to bill. bill: you think about the drag on the economy when this happens, martha. what we've done here, we've taken the national average last year at this time, starting on the 1st of january, up to mid-february where we are today, february 14th. this is a period of about, oh, 45 some odd days or so and you see the blue line here as we track the gas prices a year ago, and they really got high toward the middle part of february. well take our slide rule here and put this in motion. the green line now is 2013. you see we're under it, right? right t
] to the government to, i have --with all the rules and regulations being enacted at the moment, some things will shake out. it's just the beginning of the term for mr obama, which i am really glad that we have a black president for the first time and that is doing a really great. great i do approve democracy 100%. i am a democrat. in regard to the two points. are you still there? host: a if you could get to the minimum wage. caller: bringing to the minimum wage up to $9 and ours is kind of high. -- $9 an hour. if we look at an increase of $1.50, that's a burden to employers, even if you have one employee. we have seen increases in the minimum wage throughout history. typically it does not go up a whole dollar. it does not make much sense in regard to the cost of living and [indiscernible] . it's not going to help. i think the minimum wage needs to be increased. it should not be more than 95 cents. there are a lot of rules. host: i think we get your point. dawn is in florida. caller: i totally support the increase in minimum wage. i work for fortune 500 grocery chain that's in the top 100. i
america was in bed basically with the israeli government and that's not the way we should be, and should have a council tied with iran and there was a political status out of new jersey that blogged about the event and fox news has been trying to find the tape and you know, kind of have the original, but we have a blogger who actually attended and wrote about it on his blog and said how he talked again about how the israeli government is basically dictating what we should do and again, this political strategist who put on his blog, he actually is pro hagel. he would like to see-- >> these comments are controversial. he's already on the record, chris, with the jewish lobby comment and that he said he regretted. that was back in 2006, but now there's a question about what he said to these other organizations and our own james rosen reported that in one of the speeches, he appeared before the arab american anti-discrimination committee, a group that has a history of controversial statements about israel and in july of 2006, a righter on their be website identified hagel as the lone member o
loopholes on the wealthy. saying to make sure this government works on behalf of the many and not just a few. those are some main topics. but his tone tonight remains a question mark. will president obama talk compromise in his speech or vow to win his way on the issues? >> everything i have to say tonight. >> reporter: the headline could be the obama announcement that he will bring home 34,000 u.s. forces from afghanistan. but he will warn that the military could be hurt by spending cuts march 1. the sequester. outside of the capitol, union members protested the automatic cuts that would also hit social services. preventing sequester cuts requires a deal on taxes and spending that the president has called for in previous state of the union speeches. there is no agreement. >> we have a spending debt crisis, not a revenue debt crisis. got to make the right diagnosis. >> reporter: obama prescription is to spend more to put americans back to work and pay for that by higher tax owes the wealthy. liberal agenda he laid out at his naug rl and angering republican. >>ing things that -- position him
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of earth. >> it is incredible. it makes me think the government to blastep funding how things, maybe. >> all of these made us wonder, ?hat if, you know, on a house >> the insurance agents says you good,-be deductible. -- the insurance agent says you minus the deductible. >> it is something to think about it your home gets struck meteor. nasa says there were no worries the act asteroid. weighed asin russia as the eiffel tower. >> pretty incredible. also tonight, we are hearing more horrifying stories on what a true nightmare at sea. 44 lines of people on board the c --val cruise -- crews carnival cruise ship triumph are back home. we have stories of survival and recovery.ional >> a long recovery, but closer to the end. newsands of arrived in orleans. thinkingthey will be sleeping in warm beds. the end of a voyage they had anticipating for days. >> we only had an hour-and-a- half to sleep. be going home. >> a fire breaks out in the ship's engine room. the ship started drifting in the gulf of mexico. >> we were on an inside cabin. had no lights, no running water and no toilets that flus
will be hosting the new documentary on what happened when our government lied us into war and how they got away with it and whether we understand it well enough the next time somebody tries it again. we understand that this is likely to cause political upset when we air it. but sometimes you have to do that anyway. after all, it is for a good cause. now it is time for the last word with lawrence o'donnelo'donnell. >> today republican s blocked a vote just because they can. >> sit shocking. not a lot of love. >> it is unprecedented. >> filibuster of chuck haegle's nomination. >> he is willing to fight until the end. >> i'm going to keep hitting you. >> it is unprecedented. >> the blame game just doesn't work. democrats must begin to do their work. democrats have been willing to more than meet the gop half way. the house has done its work. we don't control the agenda. the blame game doesn't work outside of the capital. senate democrats of the united states senate. the united states senate. >> the only certainty is more dysfunction and gridlock. >> it is valentine's day. >> love is not in the air.
of the spending cuts could be severe. at risk tens of thousands of federal government jobs from food safety inspectors to law enforcement agents. head start childhood education, small business loans and most trochingsal 46 billion dollars less in defense spending. >> we're going to begin to unravel the finest military in the history of the world at a time we need it most. >> the defense department cuts range from the furloughing of workers on fridays to reducing aircraft carrier groups in the persian gulf. >> put middle east in turmoil, and iran working to acquire nuclear weapons south carolina republican lindsay graham says this is the wrong time for cutbacks. >> i think we should in a bipartisan fashion stop sequestration before in the words of the secretary of defense t destroys the pentagon. >> now if there is any summer lining in this mess t is that the cuts would phase in gradually. but if the two party kos find agreement after a few weeks or even months, a lot of the damage could probably on undone. jeff? >> jeff: bill plante, thank you. thousands 6 environmental activists marched in
department within our government should be looking -- [talking over each other] connell: if we do that then we have to put the other three off as well. we have to be cutting the others. the medicare, medicaid, social security. >> i do not know about that. i do agree that we should look across the board. we do spend more on defense than most major countries combined. if you look at our national security -- [talking over each other] connell: but then you have to cut some other things also. >> i do not know that that is the case. i think we need to look across the board. connell: that is what i mean. that is across the board. >> social security does not add a dime to the budget. look, the fact is that we have been doing nothing but cutting for the last couple years. we are cutting programs like, you know, low income heating oil for seniors. i just think we have to be more responsible about it. connell: across the board is across the board. thank you. this nightmare is finally over. a story we have been following all week. look at them running off the ship. the carnival triumph crew s
of the bahamas so technically is under the jurisdiction of that-- of the government of that island nation. >> where did these passengers board? they boarded on sunday? >> i'm sorry, greta, could you repeat the question. >> greta: these passengers boarded on sunday from where, from galveston? >> galveston to cozumel? >> yes, they boarded, they boarded in galveston on sunday, and going to cozumel. it was supposed to be a four-day cruise, obviously, it ended up being a lot longer than that. and we had that the ship is going to be repaired at bae systems right across the bay, right across mobile bay from where we are right now and greta from my vantage point right now we're watching the porters wheeling the baggage carts so presumably the offloading of passengers and their luggage is imminent. >> greta: jonathan, you've mentioned the fact that they're flying a foreign country flag, they don't usually fly an american country flag. so i assume there's less sort of monitoring or regulation or control of the ships than perhaps the airline industry n.t.s.b. monitoring it. is anyone going to inves
will be held back by government spending cuts and increased payroll tax. the fastest economic growth if three years, with unemployment falling and new jobs created. >>> identity they have stole its way to the top of the box office. the comedy stars melissa mccarthy as a free-spending woman who destroys jason bateman's finances. warm bodies was second with $11.5 million. and side effects hat $10 million. >>> major distillery is meeting demand by watering down its booze. it cannot produce mark's mark bourbon fast enough to meet demand. they'll lower it from 90 proof to 84. an official says it will taste the same and it's better than not being able to get the expensive bourbon at all. >> i'm a little disappointed in you, maker's mark. >>> coming up next on this monday, revisiting the penn state scandal. the paterno family begins a campaign to restore the legacy of joe pa. >>> ands the party time in the big easy. we'll be back. hey, there's a photo booth. come on! okay. okay, we gotta time this just right. okay. ready... mm-hmm. happy valentine's day. [ female announcer ] the charmed memories col
his state of the union address tonight and will push for additional government spending to promote manufacturing, education, clean energy, and infrastructure. he will warn congress to avoid the automatic spending cuts in defense and education taking place march one. you can watch the president's state of the union address live on abc7 and at abc7news.com starting tonight at 6:00. senator rubio of florida will deliver the republican response. >> tunnel in richmond is closed after the discovery of serious structural problems. the main route to point richmond. on friday part of the tunnel ceiling broke away and revealed a space the size of a pickup truck that should have been filled with earth against a concrete wall 2' thick. >> a large air void above the tunnel. it is disturbing because the ceiling of the tunnel really is only 5" thick which is not reenwe forced. >> so the federally funded $750,000 face lit will now be a huge structural repair job costing millions. >> not so simple anymore. >> we will look at the weather forecast on in tuesday morning. >> keeping it simple there, si
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